In Genesis 47, not only do we see God’s word coming true and therefore demonstrating his faithfulness, but we also get a good picture of a faithful people living in the world. We see Israelites unashamed of their identity and occupation (or calling they have received) while holding a healthy view of a temporary life. We also see the blessed people of God being a blessing to the families of the earth (12:3). And we also see a people, because of the salvation they have received, “zealous for good works” (Titus 2:14) and eager to serve their deliver.
In your CG this week, talk about how we, the faithful people of God, might be living among the people of our world today. Spend time with the Scriptures below and reflect with the following questions and prompts:
HEAR AND OBEY:
What is the good news found in Titus 2:11? According to Titus 2:12, what does the grace of God do (or what should it be doing in your life as someone who has been saved by this grace)?
Confess ungodliness and worldly passions to each other. Use Titus 3:2 to examine yourself. Use Titus 3:3-7 to confess praise to God for saving you from who you were.
Pray for each other. Pray that you “who have believed in God may be careful to devote [yourselves] to good works” (Titus 3:8). Pray also for those in your life who are not saved. Pray that they would be saved, washed, regenerated, and renewed by the Holy Spirit as you have been.
Read Titus 2:11-15.
Read Titus 3:1-2.
Read Titus 3:3-7.
Read Titus 3:8-11.